Award winning singer and Humanitarian, Nikki Laoye has kicked off the 2014 fundraising campaign tagged “The #BuyACane Project”, aimed at raising funds to purchase white guide canes, which are mobility aids for blind and visually impaired persons.
The project is an ongoing initiative under her foundation, Angel 4 Life Foundation since 2012 in support of the International White Cane Day which holds on the 15th Of October, every year. This is a special day celebrated across the globe to support and encourage the achievements of visually impaired persons.
This year’s edition is at hand with the theme “Keeping the Blind Moving” and will hold at Excellence Hotel in Ogba, organised by Nigeria Association of the Blind (Lagos Chapter) .
Nikki Laoye, who has an adopted blind brother herself, seeks the donation and support of the public in buying ONE white guide cane or more, at 3,500 naira each.
These canes are not readily available in Nigeria and most impaired persons can’t afford them therefore your donation will help to purchase these canes and further support their independence.
To be a part of this initiative, simply make your donation payable with the tag “Buy A Cane” to:
Acc name: Nikki Laoye’s Angel 4 Life Foundation
Acc number: 0139296779
Sort Code: 058152081
Bank SwiftCode: GTBINGLA
Bank Name: GTBank
Every year, Nikki Laoye and her team help to support the Lagos celebrations of the International White Cane Day which is usually organised by the Nigeria Association of the Blind (Lagos Chapter) and the NigerWives Braille Production Centre, Lagos.
In 2012, Nikki solicited the participation of major celebrities such as Sammie Okposo, Funke Kuti, Yaw, Kiki Omeili, Mc Abbey, Nedu (Wazobia FM) , who despite the heavy rain on that day, walked hand in hand with their impaired brothers and sisters to show their support during the White Cane walk and performed to their heart’s delight afterwards at a special lunch event organised for them.
For further information, contact Angel 4 Life Foundation on 08023415509 or 08094848096